Hello all, welcome to my online poker blog.

I've been playing on and off for a decade after being introduced by a friend.

I played regularly for a few years during the poker boom and had a decent record at the micros, particularly Rush and Zoom No Limit Hold'em games (here's one of my graphs).

Around 2012 I began a new career which involved immersing myself completely in study in my spare time, so I had little to no time for poker. However recently this burden has eased and so I have been gradually dipping back in.

I'm an amateur player who still hopes to some day beat the rake.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Playing a Hand Poorly. I'm a fish.

Ok, here's the hand from last evening. My play is pretty badly thought through.

I think I was influenced by the play so far. He'd 3 bet me a quarter of the time, so I assumed he was doing it wide and that I could prob play the hand well post flop. However we hadn't actually played that many hands. So villain could just have been getting good cards. So the preflop call was loose. But the real mistake came on the turn. I don't mind my check behind on the flop; this allows me pot control and defends against a check raise which I'd hate alot. On the turn and river I could just call which saves me chips against better aces and keeps his bluffs in. When I raise, I guess I'm defending against draws but after he reships the call is one of the worst I think I've made recently. Against his likely range (good aces +) we are pretty much drawing dead. So, I suck. I think I had a mental block and just called without thinking it through properly.

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